HPA Commencement Set For May 23

Fri April 11, 2014

Commencement ceremonies for the Hawaii Preparatory Academy will be held starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 23, in Castle Gymnasium at the school's Upper Campus. The ceremony is open to the public.

One hundred eight graduating seniors will take part in the program. Headmaster Lindsay Barnes will preside. Rika Inaba, senior class leader and Upper School Japanese teacher, will deliver the commencement address.

For more information, call 808-881-4002.



HPA Community Book Club Meeting Is April 17

Mon March 24, 2014

The Hawaii Preparatory Academy Community Book Club will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, in the Dyer Memorial Library, Upper Campus. Community Book Club meetings are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served and participants are invited to bring a snack to share.



HPA Presents An Evening of Song, Dance, and Music

Tue April 15, 2014

Hawaii Preparatory Academyʻs performing arts students will present their spring production, An Evening of Song, Dance, and Music About Beginnings, Rainbows, and Love, at 7 p.m., on April 24 and 25 at the schoolʻs Gates Performing Arts Center. Tickets, which only are available at the door, are $10 for adults and $5 for students.



Middle School Students are Winners in Creative Writing Competition

Mon April 14, 2014

Seventh graders Tess Savage and Ruthy Gerstenberger placed first and third, respectively, in the “Real Women” Creative Writing Competition for Grades 5-12. The competition was sponsored by the County of Hawaiʻi Committee on the Status of Women in celebration of "National Womenʻs History Month." Students wrote about a significant female who has influenced their lives.



Our Middle Schoolʻs Got Talent!

Fri April 11, 2014

The Middle School held its annual Talent Show on Friday, April 11, in Gates Performing Arts Center. Violet Fink and Kate Gargiulo served as emcees.

Performances ranged from beautiful hula to an impressive Japanese fan dance. There were amazing soloists and duets, piano and band performances, and even a kendama movie!

Congratulations to all of our talented performers!



HPA Accepting Registration for Summer Programs

Thu April 10, 2014

Looking for an exciting way to spend the summer? Experience summer at HPA! Summer programs are open to all—from toddlers to students entering grade 12.

For registration and information about these and other summer programs, contact the Auxiliary Programs Office at 808-881-4088 or summer@hpa.edu, or visit the school website at www.hpa.edu.



HPAʻs Hannah Twigg-Smith Wins 2014 Hawaii NCWIT Award For Aspirations In Computing

Thu April 10, 2014

Hannah Twigg-Smith, a senior at Hawaii Preparatory Academy (HPA), has received the 2014 Hawaii NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing.



HPA Winter Sports Award Recipients Announced

Mon April 07, 2014

HPA coaches reviewed the winter athletic season and recently honored outstanding student athletes. Students receiving awards were:

BOYS SWIMMING: Jake Anderson, Most Valuable; Kenny Christie, Coach’s Award; Tyler Alt, Most Improved.

GIRLS SWIMMING: Taylor Doherty, Most Valuable; Hadley Beach and Kaili Yuen, Coach’s Award; Sarah-Nicole Elliott, Most Improved.

BOYS WRESTLING: Keenan Greenbaum, Most Valuable; Cannon Greco-Hiranaka, Coachʻs Award; Russell Laros, Most Improved.



Isaacs Art Center Presents Herb Kawainui Kane Exhibit In Association With Kahilu Theatre

Thu April 03, 2014

Kahilu Theatre, in association with the Isaacs Art Center, is presenting an exhibit of works by Herbert Kawainui Kane (1928 - 2011), the foremost artist-historian of Polynesia, and one of the founders of the Polynesian Voyaging Society which designed and built the celebrated voyaging canoe Hokuleʻa, on which Kane served as the first captain in 1975.



Big Island Community Invited to Celebrate Earth Day at HPA

Thu April 03, 2014

Hawaii Preparatory Academy will host its Third Annual Earth Day Family Celebration and Environmental Science Symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 19, at the school’s Ulu Malama Terrace Farm, located at the Upper Campus. The event is free and open to the public.



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